Summer opening hours

Our summer opening hours will be in place from Monday 19 December 2016 until Sunday 8 January 2017. Regular opening hours resume on Monday 9 January 2017.

Opening HoursMain Reading Room and Special Collections Reading RoomAsian Collections Reading RoomGalleriesBookplate caféBookshop
Monday 19 - Thursday 22 December10am-8pm10am-5pm10am-5pm7:30am-5pm10am-5pm
Friday 23 December10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm7:30am-4pm10am-5pm
Saturday 24 December10am-5pmClosed10am-5pm9am-4pm10am-5pm
Sunday 25 DecemberClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 DecemberClosedClosed10am-5pm10am-3pm10am-5pm
Wednesday 28 - Saturday 31 DecemberClosedClosed10am-5pm10am-4pm10am-5pm
Sunday 1 JanuaryClosedClosed10am-5pm10am-3pm10am-5pm
Monday 2 JanuaryClosedClosed10am-5pm10am-3pm10am-5pm
Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 January10am-8pm10am-5pm10am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pm
Friday 6 January10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm9am-4pm9am-5pm
Saturday 7 January10am-5pmClosed10am-5pm9am-4pm9am-5pm
Sunday 8 January1:30pm-5pm (MRR only)Closed10am-5pm9am-4pm9am-5pm

 Collection deliveries to reading rooms

Any requests made from Saturday 17 December 2016 will be kept on the reading room reserve shelves until Wednesday 11 January 2017.

There are no collection deliveries on weekends. Collection deliveries resume on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Paperplate café

Paperplate café to close at 3pm Friday 16 December 2016 and reopen at 8:30am Monday 9 January 2017.

Regular opening hours

Main Reading Room

DayOpening hours
Monday to Thursday10am to 8pm
Friday to Saturday*10am to 5pm
Sunday*1.30pm to 5pm
Public holidaysClosed

* No collection deliveries on weekends

Special Collections and Petherick Reading Room

DayOpening hours
Monday to Thursday10am to 8pm
Friday to Saturday*10am to 5pm
Sunday and public holidaysClosed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian Collections Reading Room

DayOpening hours
Monday to Friday10am to 5pm
Weekends and public holidaysClosed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibition Gallery

DayOpening hours
Daily10am to 5pm
Good FridayClosed
Christmas DayClosed

Bookshop

DayOpening hours
Daily10am to 5pm
Good FridayClosed
Christmas DayClosed

Cafés

bookplate

DayOpening hours
Monday to Thursday7.30am to 5pm
Friday7.30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday9am to 4pm

paperplate

DayOpening hours
Monday to Friday8.30am to 3pm
Weekends and public holidaysClosed

Public holidays

The Library is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Opening hours for all other public holidays are:

LocationOpening hours
Reading RoomsClosed
Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery10am to 5pm
Bookshop10am to 5pm
bookplate café10am to 3pm
paperplate caféClosed

Public holidays 2016

  • Monday 14 March 2016 - Canberra Day 
  • Friday 25 March 2016 - Good Friday 
  • Saturday 26 March 2016 - Easter Saturday 
  • Sunday 27 March 2016 - Easter Sunday 
  • Monday 28 March 2016 - Easter Monday 
  • Monday 25 April 2016 - ANZAC Day 
  • Monday 13 June 2016 - Queen's Birthday  
  • Monday 26 September 2016 - Family and Community Day 
  • Monday 3 October 2016 - Labour Day 
  • Sunday 25 December 2016 - Christmas Day 
  • Monday 26 December 2016 - Boxing Day  

Public holidays 2017

  • Sunday 1 January 2017 - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January 2017 - Additional holiday for Sunday 1 January
  • Thursday 26 January 2017 - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March 2017 - Canberra Day
  • Friday 14 April 2017 - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April 2017 - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April 2017 - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April 2017 - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April 2017 - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June 2017 - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 25 September 2017 - Family and Community Day
  • Monday 2 October 2017 - Labour Day
  • Monday 25 December 2017 - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December 2017 - Boxing Day